Twitter will Include Alerts in Tweets with False Information About Covid-19

Messages can be a link directing you to more information about the disease, a stripe covering the content of the tweet or even complete removal.

Twitter said on Monday (11) that it will include alerts in tweets that contain controversial or misleading information about Covid-19. The novelty is part of a new approach against disinformation and can be applied to other topics in the future.

According to a note on the social network’s blog, the measures taken will depend on the content and severity of the statements in the publication.

If the post contains controversial content, Twitter will provide a link to a page, authored by the social network, with information from reliable external sources about Covid-19. If the information is false, it can be removed or marked with a stripe, which will hide the content and warn that it is in conflict with the indication of specialists.

In early February, Twitter had already announced similar measures, against manipulated videos and images.

Twitter said, however, that it will not take action on tweets with unconfirmed information at the time of posting, but that it should introduce new notices to include context in different types of unverified statements.

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Messages can be a link directing you to more information about the disease, a stripe covering the content of the tweet or even complete removal.

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